State Laws

(Note: These links go bad frequently. Search for “statutes” and the name of the state, then look for a chapter on vehicles, traffic, or, perhaps, transportation.)

State URL
Alabama http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/CodeOfAlabama/1975/135609.htm
Alaska http://old-www.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin/folioisa.dll/aac/query=*/doc/{t48159}?
Arkansas http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/newsdcode/lpext.dll/Infobase/48e990?fn=document-frame.htm&f=templates&2.0
Arizona http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=28
California http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=veh
Colorado

http://www.michie.com/colorado.html Navigate to Title 42, Article 4, Part 14.

Connecticut http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2001/pub/Chap248.htm
Delaware http://198.187.128.12/delaware/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0
Florida http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute
&URL=Ch0316/ch0316.htm
Georgia http://www.serve.com/bike/georgia/galaw.html [unofficial]
Hawaii http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol05_Ch261-319/hrs291c/
[Click on first item for TOC.]
Idaho http://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/49FTOC.html
Illinois http://www.legis.state.il.us/ilcs/ch625/ch625act5articles/ch625act5artstoc.htm
Indiana http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title9/
Iowa http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/2001/VIII.html
Kansas http://www.accesskansas.org/legislative/statutes/index.cgi [TOC at bottom. See Ch. 8]
Kentucky http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KRS/189-00/CHAPTER.HTM
Louisiana http://www.legis.state.la.us/tsrs/toc.asp?level=2&lawbody=RS&level1=32
Maine http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/29-A/title29-Ach0sec0.html
Maryland http://mgasearch.state.md.us/verity.asp [search statutes]
Massachusetts http://www.state.ma.us/legis/laws/mgl/
[See C. 85 s. 11, C. 89, and C. 90 s. 14, 14a, 14b, 15]
Michigan http://www.michiganlegislature.org/law/getObject.asp?objName=300-1949-VI
Minnesota http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/169/
Mississippi http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/63/003/index.htm
Missouri http://www.moga.state.mo.us/STATUTES/C304.HTM
Montana http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/mca_toc/61_8.htm
Nebraska http://statutes.unicam.state.ne.us/ [Ch. 60 -- only access is by searching]
Nevada http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-484.html
New Hampshire http://sudoc.nhsl.lib.nh.us/rsa/XXI.htm
New Jersey http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=567786&depth=2
&expandheadings=off&headingswithhits=on&infobase=
statutes.nfo&softpage=TOC_Frame_Pg42
[See 39:4]
New Mexico http://198.187.128.12/newmexico/lpext.dll/Infobase2/d89/2e1e0?fn=document-frame.htm&f=templates
New York http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcode.pl?code=
NY&ls=claws&frame=right1&law=127

[Click on first link for TOC]
North Carolina http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Statutes/StatutesTOC.pl?0020
[See Article 3]
North Dakota http://www.state.nd.us/lr/statutes/centurycode.html [See Ch. 39 -- PDF only]
Ohio http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/revisedcode/index2.cfm?GRDescription1
=revised%20code&GRDescription2=title%2045&GR
Description3=&TextField=%3CJD%3A%22
title%2045%22%3ETITLE%20%5B45%5D%20XLV%20MOTOR%20VEHICLES
%20%2D%2D%20AERONAUTICS%20%2D%2D%20WATERCRAFT
[See Ch. 4511]
Oklahoma http://oklegal.onenet.net/statutes.basic.html
Oregon http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/home.html [see chs. 801, 811. 814]
Pennsylvania http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/75/75.HTM [see chs 31, 33, 35a]
Rhode Island http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE31/INDEX.HTM
South Carolina http://www.lpitr.state.sc.us/code/t56c005.htm
South Dakota http://198.187.128.12/southdakota/lpext.dll/Infobase/20c1c?fn=document-frame.htm&f=templates
Tennessee http://198.187.128.12/tennessee/lpext.dll/Infobase/2b617?fn=document-frame.htm&f=templates
Texas http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/tntoc.html
Utah http://198.187.128.12/utah/lpext.dll/Infobase/1b507?fn=document-frame.htm&f=templates
Vermont http://198.187.128.12/vermont/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=fs-main.htm&2.0
Virginia http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC46020000008000000000000
Washington http://search.leg.wa.gov/wslrcw/RCW%20%2046%20%20TITLE/RCW%20%2046
%20.%2061%20%20CHAPTER/RCW%20%2046%20.%2061%20%20chapter.htm
West Virginia http://www.legis.state.wv.us/scripts/as_web.exe?chap+D+12076956
Wisconsin http://folio.legis.state.wi.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=86900
&infobase=stats.nfo&record={21AFE}&softpage=Document
Wyoming http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/sub31.htm

2 Responses to “State Laws”

  1. Ralph K. "Mitch" Mitchell on 22 Oct 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Laws regarding the operation of bicycles in Kentucky are also covered by Kentucky Administrative Regulation 601.14.020 under the authority of Kentucky Revised Statute 189.287: Bicycle Safety Regulations and Standards. This is commonly overlooked but is an important part of Kentucky Bicycle Law. The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission has revised KAR 601.14.020 and it will be submitted to the Legislature next month. It could become law by may of 2009.

    Ralph K. “Mitch” Mitchell
    4210 Beaver Rd
    Union, Kentucky 41091
    Phone 859.384.1828
    Chair, Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission
    League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor #1390
    OKI Regional Council of Governments, Bicycle Plan Committee
    Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
    Thunderhead Alliance Member

  2. Chris Brown on 26 Sep 2009 at 8:14 pm

    The current link for Hawaii law is:

    http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol05_Ch0261-0319/HRS0291/

    [Click on first item for TOC.]

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